TO THE GULF COAST
REGIONAL CENTER OF
INNOVATION AND COMMERCIALIZATION
New applications are
now being accepted for Commercialization Awards.
Companies meeting the revised Eligibility
Criteria should contact the RCIC as soon as
possible to begin the application process.
Click on "Apply
for Funding" for more details.
The Texas Emerging Technology
Fund provides Commercialization Awards (equity
investments) to help early stage companies commercialize
emerging technologies - in Texas.
Gulf Coast Regional Center of Innovation and Commercialization (Gulf
Coast RCIC) serves
the 23-county Gulf Coast region
in southeast Texas
For a list of resources available in the
region - click
Houston Technology Center (HTC)
is the Gulf Coast RCIC,
partnering with the
Greater Houston Partnership (GHP)
and universities throughout the
to southeast Texas (including the greater
Houston area), the Gulf
Coast RCIC is also responsible for providing assistance
to organizations in the North Texas region
(including the greater Dallas/Forth Worth area).
Through funding from the
Texas Emerging Technology Fund and matching
donations from area sponsors, the HTC and Gulf
Coast RCIC have established an office (HTC's
JSC Campus) at the
NASA/Johnson Space Center (JSC) to provide
assistance from the HTC and TETF program to the
JSC and organizations statewide interested in
collaborating with the JSC.
The TETF program has three types of
awards - Commercialization, Research Grant
Matching and Research Superiority.
The Gulf Coast RCIC is
responsible for accepting applications for
from businesses located in the Gulf Coast
region, and provides post-award support to
area ETF awardees. Awards are equity
investments typically ranging from $250K to $2.5M.
Gulf Coast RCIC
applications, reviews each application and
selects applications for
submission to the
TETF Advisory Committee,
appointed by the Governor,
Lt. Governor and Texas Speaker of the House.
During the application review process,
applicants receive advice and assistance
from the Gulf Coast RCIC staff and
volunteers serving on the RCIC's Review
Committees and Board.
Companies interested in applying for a
Commercialization Award should click on "Apply
for Funding" and
register as an Applicant.
Research Matching and Research
Superiority awards are handled
directly by the Governor's office (click
here for more information). While
the Gulf Coast RCIC does not process
applications for these awards, the RCIC will
provide assistance to applicants in
preparing their applications, and will
continue to provide assistance during the
May 16, 2014, the Gulf Coast RCIC announced a
new Commercialization Award of up to $2,000,000
to Alafair Biosciences.
awards have been announced to forty-five Gulf Coast region companies,
eligible to receive up to
Coast region awardees are able to take advantage
of one year of Client Services from the Houston Technology
Center. For more information
on Gulf Coast region TETF Awardees, click
Technology Collaboration Center of Houston
In January, 2015, the
Technology Collaboration Center of Houston was
launched with the support of the Gulf Coast
RCIC, Houston Technology Center, NASA Johnson
Space Center and industry and research
institution partners. The TCC has been
formed to help encourage new partnerships for
joint technology development. The TCC will
host a series of 4 TCC Connect events in 2015.
For more information, click